BrassWind Landing Boat Rental LLC is a Paddle Company Running Trips on the Sturgeon River.
The section of the Sturgeon River that we run various river trips on is about 16 miles long and is a class I-II river according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Michigan is easier than in some areas of the United States and this makes it a great river adventure and a great place to start learning about white water and develop some paddling techniques. Some people prefer whitewater rafting, some kayaking and some tubing on the Sturgeon River. Our trips start just south of Wolverine or in Wolverine Michigan and follow the river north toward Indian River, Michigan. We also run kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board trips and rentals on the Indian River, the Crooked River and the Pigeon River (Kayak and Canoe Only). Read more on our Sturgeon River Adventure Page. (more…)
Discover US 23: Your Pathway to the Sunrise Coast
Sunrise Coast Beach in Cheboygan County200 miles of spectacular scenic views of Lake Huron and an astounding array of large public forest and recreational properties await travelers on the Huron Shores Heritage Route. Beginning in Standish and winding up the Lake Huron coastline, the Huron Shores Heritage Route offers some of the most extensive and significant recreational, ecological, historical and cultural sites in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The northern Lake Huron shoreline boasts water, forests, wetlands, lighthouses, parks, trails, museums, small towns, culture, attractions, golf, dining, and many other hidden treasures. And the adventures aren’t just on the coast….connecting to the Heritage Route in Oscoda is the River Road National Scenic Byway….which winds along the mighty AuSable River through the Huron National Forest. Coastal and inland discoveries await….discover US 23….your pathway to the Sunrise Coast!
The US 23 Heritage Tour website offers trip planning tools as you plan your adventure along the Sunrise Coast. If you need more specific local information, please use the following tourism contacts….
Please visit www.us23heritageroute.org when planning your next Northern Lower Michigan trip. Our very own business, BrassWind Landing Boat Rental along with Arts and Adventure Paddlesports, BrassWind Gallery and BrassWind Boatworks has it’s own page on their site. Here is the link to our page on the US 23 Website.
“Kayak Rentals and sales for the local lakes and rivers featuring Native Watercraft and Liquid Logic kayaks with paddles from Bending Branches. The Art Gallery and Gift shop features art and gifts, web design and carved signs along with BrassWind BoatWorks featuring wood boat construction.”
Overnight Kayak Camping Trips & Eco Tours
We are planning an overnight kayak camping trip on the Sturgeon. Camping will be at the Haakwood State Park Campground. River Trip starts at Trowbridge the first afternoon with a two hour paddle followed by a camp side dinner with Naturalist Tom Reed who is also quite a chef when it comes to cooking natural foods including Wild Rice and Queen Anne’s Lace in Tempura and any Fresh Fish you may have caught! The second day of kayaking begins after a wonderful riverside breakfast. More about Tom and his Nature Tours and Talks soon. I learned a lot of interesting things about the flora and fauna last time we went kayaking on the Sturgeon River!
River Guide and Instructor, Rick Meisterheim is available for a guided eco tour session on the Sturgeon River as well as kayak instruction and lessons. Rick is well versed on the Sturgeon River as he is Program Director at Wolverine Camps and River Rafting Guide at Big Bear Adventures in the Winter. He also teaches kayaking in the winter months at an indoor pool in Petoskey.
Here is a link to the BrassWind Landing Facebook Page with more pictures of the camp side cuisine and Tom. Please like us on facebook. Click here to find the photos album on facebook.
We will be adding a page just about our Eco Trips soon. In the mean time, since all our trips are customized for our guest kayakers, please contact us by email or give us a call at 231-753-8029. Tom is also available for nature talks along the Rail Trail for hikers and bikers.
For Overnight Kayaking trips on the Sturgeon River with a bit of extra pampering you can spend the second night at the Silent Sport Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Wolverine. This beautiful custom log home is a Bed and Breakfast nestled in the woods near the West Branch of the Sturgeon River in Wolverine Michigan. On weekends you would need to stay for 2 nights. If your Overnight camping trip is scheduled during the week or the night you would swish to stay at the Bed and Breakfast for 1 night is Thursday that would work out well. Click here to visit the Silent Sport Lodge Website.
Our kayakers started out at DeVoe Beach on Burt Lake, headed through the village on the Indian River and out under I75 to the Indian River Spreads near Mullett Lake. Watch the new slide show in our post and read more or Check out BrassWind Landing Boat Rental on Facebook – click here, or the BrassWind BoatWorks You Tube Channel – click here, for our latest video of images from recent Indian River Kayak Trips.